Autumn Squash Soup
Jimmy Buffett likes to warm up with Dante’s Autumn Squash Soup after enjoying a day of golf.
— 1 tablespoon butter
— 3 1/2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
— 3/4 cup chopped carrot
— 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
— 2 1/2 cups dark chicken stock
— 1/4 cup half-and-half
— 1/8 teaspoon salt
1. To prepare soup, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, carrot, and onion; sauté for 12 minutes. Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half and salt.
2. Preheat broiler.
3. Place squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape), and secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth.